Pet transport: the number one concern of stranded motorists? Probably not, but for those caught with a broken-down car and a distressed pooch, New South Wales insurer NRMA has announced a new pet ferrying add-on.
Dubbed 'Pet Plus', the service offers coverage for pet transport up to the value of $200, and pet accommodation up to the value of $160 per night or $500 per incident.
if you're very literally in the middle of nowhere, it will cover long-distance transport up to $1000 per incident if you're over 100 kilometres from home.
"The service is a first-of-its-kind in Australia and possibly the world. It will also include a unique Pet Tag for the family pet, which can be used to locate lost pets through the NRMA and return them to their owners," NRMA Group CEO Tony Stuart said.
"Research conducted with our Members found that almost half our Members surveyed have either a cat or a dog and many Members wanted us to take the stress out of getting their pets home when the family car breaks down and won’t start again."
The package also offers a 'lost and found pet' service and access to a national network of participating vets and service providers.
The Pet Plus add-on is available to members of the NRMA's classic and premium care packages - and the latter group gets it for no extra cost.